30 Oct '13, 4pm

Wrap Up From OTA’s New gTLD Domain Collisions Workshop: Collision Issue Is Like Y2K

The Online Trust Alliance ‘s (OTA) held a new gTLD Domain Collisions Workshop yesterday in Herndon, VA over what “many stakeholders believe there are significant risks of “domain collisions” occurring with the introduction of the new gTLD’s The workshop ran well over 7 hours and the overriding theme is that the domain collision issue is a lot like Y2K. Domain collisions are the result of a long-standing practice of network administrators setting up intranets (internal networks) using top level domains such as .CORP, .HOME and .HOST such that client software (browsers, email, custom software) that reaches to the DNS on the internet can be used to access internal resources and services. The implications may be far reaching. Internal resources and services might become unavailable and sensitive requests will “leak” to the internet with the potential to be intercepted by malic...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2013/10/30/online-trust-allianc...

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